Buying Your First Tablet Computer

Unless you’re completely up to speed with all of the latest technologies and associated jargon, it can be difficult to know what to look for when the time comes to head out to the shops to buy something or when you try and purchase from an online retailer. Some people instantly know what makes a good gadget, and what should be avoided while others have no idea and can end up paying over the odds for something that’s likely to break in a matter of months.

With one of the latest “must haves”, a tablet computer, you might be at a loss as to how it differs from the tech you might already have. Everyone seems to have a smartphone, laptop and portable music player such as an iPod, and to some it can seem like yet another expensive gadget they don’t really need. However, you can get a Lenovo tablet computer (to name an example), which has the ability to do all of the things you like about your laptop and smartphone, and more.

One of the first major benefits is its sheer versatility. With a laptop, you can take it anywhere you like – as long as there is a power point somewhere nearby and you have shoulders as strong as an ox to carry it around all day. Tablets, on the other hand, are extremely lightweight and often slimmer than the textbooks we take to school or college, or the files we carry around the office. This makes them easy to carry around and let us browse the web, send emails, update our statuses, play games, read magazines and even perform bank transfers wherever we are.

It also provides the option to use it like a computer with word processing apps that you can download to find a “happy medium” between your laptop and smartphone in that respect. Phones are too small to use for work purposes, and you can’t always carry your laptop around with you, making office apps highly appealing to owners.

The screen size, coupled with the overall size, makes them comfortable to use with many people able to browse the web or play games comfortably, holding it with just one hand.

They’re also much faster at starting up than laptops. If you leave it switched on, like your smartphone, just unlock the keypad and you’re away, rather than having to wait for a laptop to start up and get running before you can start doing your work or browsing which is great for people on the go – which is the whole point of portable computers.

The touchscreen capability with tablets also makes them so much easier to use than a more traditional computer or laptop. With all the keyboard shortcuts and right clicks, for example, it can get very confusing especially if the computer is new to you, (such as a new manufacturer or operating system); while a tablet is just ‘tap and go’.